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Rise & Shine: StudentsFirst stepping into race UFT is sitting out

  • StudentsFirst is backing Hakeem Jeffries in a congressional race the UFT is sitting out. (Daily News)
  • Poker can be transformative for students at the Henry Street School for International Studies. (WSJ)
  • A bill percolating in Albany would let charter schools form services collaboratives. (GothamSchools)
  • Michael Winerip: National lists of best high schools ignore selectivity and demographics. (Times)
  • The second lawsuit against a Success Academy, in Williamsburg, was dismissed last week. (NY1)
  • The city is rolling back longstanding social promotion rules. (GothamSchools, NY1, Daily News, WSJ)
  • After watching a TV show about healthy eating, a P.S. 8 student launched a school food mission. (Post)
  • Police are looking for a man who tried to abduct a student outside P.S. 92 in Queens. (Post, NY1)
  • A new course at the private Fieldston School aims to expose sheltered students to New York City. (Times)
  • A national pilot program to curb domestic violence starts early with middle school students. (Times)
  • In a new book, Harlem Village Academies operator Deborah Kenny explains her motivation. (Post)
  • A Virginia teacher’s discipline trial shows the complexity of incompetence charges. (Washington Post)
  • Speaking on Sunday, Chancellor Walcott reiterated his wish to fire teachers guilty of sex abuse. (Post)
  • Andrea Peyser: The spate of teachers accused of sex misconduct means the arbitrators should go. (Post)

Last week on GothamSchools:

  • A second set of redacted Joel Klein emails from 2009 includes one from Eva Moskowitz. (Friday)
  • Long-troubled Opportunity Charter School won a five-year renewal recommendation. (Thursday)
  • Bills that would shield teacher ratings from the public are still on the table in Albany. (Thursday)
  • A judge dismissed a lawsuit against Cobble Hill Success Academy but found merit in it. (Wednesday)
  • Authorities are devising a way to let charter schools take “over-the-counter” students. (Tuesday)
  • New York was one of eight states to receive a No Child Left Behind waiver last week. (Tuesday)

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